One Direction may have been disbanded for years, but it appears that the former bandmates still have feelings for each other, as two of its members recently congratulated Harry Styles on his Grammy win, including Liam Payne, who previously claimed he “outsold” his good pal.
Over the weekend, the “Strip That Down” hitmaker shared a black-and-white photo of the “As It Was” singer receiving his award on his official Instagram account.
The musician wrote in the caption:
“Harry you deserve every millisecond of that moment looking down smiling at the trophy you’ve earned. God bless you brother congratulations.”
As of this writing, the post had received over two million likes and thousands of comments, the majority of which were from fans who were pleased to see Payne recognizing his former bandmate, with one user writing:
“the directioner in me is so happy rn.”
“Yesterday I cried and now too? You are the most beautiful thing in this life,”
Another one expressed:
“1D supporting each other is the only thing keeping me sane rn.”
According to Billboard, Styles won the evening’s biggest award, Album of the Year, for his record “Harry’s House,” as well as Best Pop Vocal Album for the same project. The singer performed his smash hit “As It Was” during the ceremony.
Aside from Liam Payne, Horan took the opportunity to greet his good friend by posting a photo on his Instagram stories of Styles receiving the award at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California.
He captioned the photo, “very proud @harrystyles,” with a heart emoji.
Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik, the other members of One Direction, have yet to congratulate or respond to Harry Styles’ recent win.
The recent greeting comes more than a year after Payne appeared on Logan Paul’s controversial podcast “Impaulsive,” where he made comments that enraged fans.
According to early reports, the musician believes he “outsold everybody in the band” with his debut song “Strip That Down,” which he co-wrote with Quavo.
Since 2016, One Direction has been inactive. Zayn Malik was the first to depart, citing a desire to “relax and have some private time” away from the spotlight. The remaining members have since gone on to pursue individual careers in the music industry.